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U.S. Marines at the Battle of Saipan (Mariana Islands - June/July 1944)

Exhausted US Marines sprawl all over beaches while they wait for their LC to arrive and take them off Guadalcanal. The Marines had been left on the island for four months fighting the Japanese, all with waning supplies and growing wounded before the Army arrived to relieve them.

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6th Division Marines Pinned Down in Okinawa Temporarily, during their fight among the wrecked homes and rubble of Naha, capital city of Okinawa island, Sixth Division Marines are pinned down by the fire of the Japs. They take cover behind a wall and one peers cautiously around the corner to see what is ahead of them. The first two on the left pack M-1 carbines , the third looking around the corner a Garand rifle.

A Marine standing on top of Mt. Suribachi, Feb 1945.

Vickers machine gun. Vickers machine gun from the 18-th Infantry Brigade of the Australian 7th Division 7 firing on Japanese near Balikpapan on the island of Borneo 2nd July 1945 (Dutch East-India, Indonesia).

Supported by an M4A1 medium tank, infantrymen move forward on an island in the Kwajalein Atoll - February 1944

Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

The USS Bunker Hill aircraft carrier being attacked by Japanese planes during the US air raid of the island of Rabaul - 11 November 1943. Photo by W. Eugene Smith